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German Shorthaired Pointer


Illustration of German Shorthaired Pointer

Perhaps the most popular of the HPR breeds, the German Short Haired Pointer is the consummate all-rounder: excellent on point, a soft mouthed Retriever and thorough in his search for game. The breed's ancestors include the Spanish Pointer, German bird dogs and an infusion of English Pointer for speed. Unexaggerated, his conformation and coat equip him to be the perfect hunting machine.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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